Cell polarity: Stretching prevents developmental cramps Review Article


Author(s): Li, Hongjiang; Friml, Jiří; Grunewald, Wim
Title: Cell polarity: Stretching prevents developmental cramps
Affiliation
Abstract: Initiation and successive development of organs induce mechanical stresses at the cellular level. Using the tomato shoot apex, a new study now proposes that mechanical strain regulates the plasma membrane abundance of the PIN1 auxin transporter, thereby reinforcing a positive feed-back loop between growth and auxin accumulation.
Keywords: carrier protein; vegetable protein; indoleacetic acid derivative
Publication Title: Current Biology
Volume: 22
Issue 16
ISBN: 0960-9822
Publisher: Cell Press  
Date Published: 2012-08-21
Start Page: R635
End Page: R637
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.06.053
Open access: no